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e-mo
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REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by e-mo » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:30 pm

Hi there,

lately, I was testing several Forum scripts, and discovered this nice script on a vbulletin board, which does the following with the HIDE (aka lockdown) Mod:

[HIDE=?][/HIDE], where ? stands for the amount of posts a person must have to be able to read the content within.
[SHOWTOGROUPS=?][/SHOWTOGROUPS], where ? stands for the usergroupids which may view the content within after replying to that thread/posting
[HIDE-THANKS][/HIDE-THANKS], which will unhide the content until the user presses the thank you button.
[HIDE-REPLY][/HIDE-REPLY], which will unhide the content until the user replies to the thread.

is it possible to code such a mod for phpbb too?

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Post by Shahul » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:36 pm

I am also in need for this hack !! plz help me too !!
I am Proud to be a PhpBB 3 user !

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by e-mo » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:50 pm

is any mod taking this challenge? I really hope so..

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by dapaintballer333 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:57 pm

This is all good, except:

1. The thank you requires the thank mod, but I may add this.
2. The reply- thing just wastes space, x posts seems the best.
3. Showtogroups and x posts seems the best.

Although this is a simple mod, there is actually a lot that I need to think out, like simple flaws:
Someone, without x posts, presses "quote" and sees the hidden text, etc.

Which phpbb version should I make this for? 3 or the latest 2.xxx

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by e-mo » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:27 pm

thanks for taking this challenge! :)
I am using the latest phpbb 2.0.22.

I would be more than happy to test it and give you feedback and more ideas :)

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by e-mo » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:17 am

I have a question what you said about the replying thing, which is a waste of space. I was wondering why it is so?
witht he replying thing, I ment something like the normal hide mod (aka lockdown), where the user sees a picture with" hiddent content" and after that user replies ( if he has the rights to reply in that section) he will be able to see the hidden content, link, picture..whatever...is hidden.
I think the hide² - mod is an advance hide mod, which embeeds several hide features.

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by dapaintballer333 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:32 am

I suppose I could make the replying thing, but why store useless info?

"Hey thanks", "cool", "let me c", "replying for no reason", "dude....","can't wait to view post", etc will FLOOD your mysql database, but of course this is up to the webmaster.

WHat seperates this from the thanks mod, is the thanks mod takes each post and stores the thank count, and usernames simply in a csv list, preserving a lot of space and database entries.

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by e-mo » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:03 am

ahhh...now I got your point :)
well...I need to tell you I am using it with the topic cost mod, which means they need a certain amount of postings first to be able to see that forum plus they need a certain amount of points. if they reply in that thread to see the content, they pay with the points they earned (when they are active).moreover, I also added a min post length mod, which means they cannot type" thanks dude" etc etc anymore.
I hate those type of postings too...which is meaning less..
hm..maybe if you implement the unhide after reply, you maybe can set a min post lenght? is it possible? and it should count words only, NO SPACES. in my other forum, the min post length could be bypassed by spaces or pressing enters. thus, maybe u can include a min post lenght (only words are counting, and where 1 one might be max 15characters.... dots, commas, exclamation marks, etc..are not counted) to work in conjunction with the reply hide. maybe admin can decide for what to count in ACP.

just an idea :)
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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by dapaintballer333 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:54 am

e-mo wrote: I also added a min post length mod, which means they cannot type" thanks dude"

wow, so I'm guessing you not only want lots of dumb replies, but you want LONG dumb replies, like "asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf asdf lolzorz asdf".

Good ideas though. Counting words isn't hard, but 1. Its not foolproof, and 2 There are still better ways to go about this (min post count, thank mod)

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by e-mo » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:46 am

nah, the moderators are making sure that it is NOT a LONG DUMB reply. As I mentioned, that forum is only visiable after you reach a certain # of postings. The moderators are checking the quality of the postings meanwhile.
I just simply dont want a forum, with users who never participated in the forum and just click THANKS, so their nick got listed.
but do what you think it is best and appropriate :)

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by e-mo » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:18 pm

so...

no modder is doing it? or guidance? I have the codes, but just dont know how to merge the codes...

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Re: REQUEST: Hide²-Mod

Post by oacblack » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:23 pm

there are 2 other topics requesting the hide mod that I see in these forums. One of which was started by me. i am very interested in this mod for actors and models contact info. I want them to be able to hid it from spam crawlers and non registered users. thanks a million for taking on the project. The other 2 boards to update when you get this completed are here

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 780&hilit=

and I will update my own to solved when your finished :)

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